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Pochettino: ‘difficult’ for Kane to play for Tottenham again this season

Pochettino: ‘difficult’ for Kane to play for Tottenham again this season

But for all the panic about Kane's injury potentially ruining Tottenham's hopes of a successful end to the season, they have won all five of their league games without the England striker this season.

"It was a special game for me, a good moment", he said.

The race for the top four is very much alive.

Kane suffered his latest injury making a strong tackle on Delph near the halfway line but Pochettino does not believe the striker needs to make changes to the way he plays the game.

They are two points behind third-placed Chelsea, who have played a game more, and a point above fellow London rivals Arsenal, with Manchester United a further two points back in sixth and only six games left in the season.

"He feels sad and disappointed - like everyone at the club - and of course, it is a tough moment for him, tough moment for the team, tough moment for us".

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Kane usually recovers quickly from his ankle injuries and may target the semi-final in the Nations League against the Netherlands on June 6 as a return date or the final of the Champions League on June 1 if Spurs can somehow make it there. I was speaking to him before and we need to assess every day to properly answer to see when he can come back to train with the team. "We'll see and we'll take a decision that is best for everyone".

The Champions League presents Tottenham with their final opportunity to win a piece of silverware this season, which could well prove to be vital in keeping hold of their star players in the summer.

In Manchester City clash, Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli sustained a fracture of his left hand.

The England midfielder will be assessed to determine his availability for this weekend's match against Huddersfield Town.

With Tottenham to travel to the Etihad Stadium to face City in the second leg of the European quarter-final tie, the Spurs fans will be anxious about Winks' injury.

Serge Aurier, Eric Dier and Erik Lamela are Tottenham's other confirmed absentees for the visit of relegated Huddersfield.